Public Places: Parks/Reservations
In 1972, the family of William and Grace O'Neil donated their family farm to the Summit County Metro Parks. The park was named in honor of the founder of the General Tire and Rubber Company, whose son, M. Gerald O'Neil, served nine years on the Board of Park Commissioners.
Old Woman Creek is the smallest reserve in the National Estuarine Research System. It is also the only Great Lakes-type, freshwater estuary in the system. The reserve features freshwater marshes, swamp forests, a barrier beach, upland forest, and estuarine waters near Lake Erie.
Osborn Park offers its visitors 163 acres in which to enjoy nature and recreational activities. Acquired in separate parcels, the park's first and largest area of 160 acres was donated by the Erie County Commission, which purchased it from the state in 1974.
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